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Disney: Home

Disney is one of the most well-known names in the world of popular culture. The productions and products range from The Golden Girls TV series to Fantasia to Disneyland to Mickey Mouse watches.

How to Use the BPCL

  • Our hours are more limited than the main floor, but we're open late on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
  • We're an archive/repository, so most of our materials cannot be checked out.
  • Most of our collection is not open for browsing. You need to request materials at our reference desk with your university ID or a photo ID. You will also need to fill out a request form.
  • The reference collection is open for browsing! It's the best place to get started with popular culture research.
  • We have a copier available for copying materials that cannot be checked out - you just need a BG1 card. A scanner is also available, but at no charge.

Disney @ the BPCL

The BPCL has many unique resources relating to the Walt Disney Company, its history and its productions. This guide was compiled to give users a starting point from which to explore the World of Disney.

If you've got any questions about these or other resources, please don't hesitate to contact us in person on the 4th floor of Jerome Library, by phone at 419-372-2450 or via email.

For more information about the Disney Company, try their web site.

A Little Bit of Background on Disney

Walt Disney and his associates started the Walt Disney Studio, later known as Walt Disney productions, in the 1920s.  Walt Disney Productions expanded in Walt Disney's lifetime to include films, cartoons, and theme parks such as Disneyland.  After Walt Disney's death in 1966, the business continued to grow. 

The 1980s were a particularly busy decade for Walt Disney Productions, and to accurately portray the diversity of Walt Disney Productions beyond television and film, its name was changed to the Walt Disney Company.  The corporation also added two film companies, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures, to produce films targeted at adults, in contrast to the films produced primarily for children by the Walt Disney Studio.  The Walt Disney company's expansion in the 1980s also included the further development EPCOT Center, Tokyo Disneyland, and Euro Disney.

Librarian

Stefanie Hunker
Contact:
Rm. 404 Jerome Library
Browne Popular Culture Library
University Libraries
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403
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